The Government of Andhra Pradesh is committed to the Welfare and Development of all segments of the society. Government have announced "Navarathnalu" comprising of various welfare and developmental programmes to achieve this objective.
As part of the Navarathnalu , enhancement of pension amount and reduction in the age criteria for old age pension is a major welfare measure to ameliorate the hardships of the poor and vulnerable sections of the society particularly the old and infirm, widows, and persons with disability to secure a dignified life.
In pursuit of this overarching goal, inspite of the challenging financial conditions, orders were issued vide G.O.Ms.No.113 Dated: 26.12.2022 enhancing the Social Security Pensions amount for old Age Persons, widow, Toddy Tappers, weavers, Single women, Fishermen, ART (PLHIV) Persons , Traditional Cobblers to Rs.2750/- per month, Disabled persons,Transgender and Dappu Artists to Rs.3,000/- per month, and also for people affected with Chronic Kidney Disease who are undergoing Dialysis both Government and network hospitals to Rs.10,000/- per month. The enhanced scale of pension came into effect from December, 2022 payable from 1st January, 2023 onwards.